Philips Nexperia Network Media Player

Complete reference design for next-generation digital media adapters
Key features · Ready-to-manufacture reference design includes Nexperia PNX1502 media processor-based reference board and software · Supports digital media content and remote applications · Sophisticated media client software from Mediabolic · Handles popular digital media formats including DivX®, MPEG-1/2/4, AVC/H.264, WMV9, MP3, AAC, JPEG, and more Robust image enhancement features, · motion-adaptive deinterlacing, and highquality upscaling · Supports video resolutions up to 720p or 1080i via component and HDMI outputs · Versatile wired (USB, 1394, Ethernet) and wireless (802.11a/b/g) connectivity to home LANs · Customizable user interface (UI) with international language support Current digital media adapters (DMAs) let consumers enjoy music, photos, and videos stored on home networks on the TVs and entertainment centers in their living rooms. The Nexperia™ Network Media Player reference design gives CE manufacturers a complete, flexible hardware and software platform for building unique DMA products that support these standard features and enable access to rich PC media content and Internet applications on TVs throughout the home. Network TVs and DMAs created with the reference design can communicate wired or wirelessly with networked PCs and home media server(s). Their high-quality digital audio and video decoding, exceptional picture quality, and sophisticated software offer: · streaming or downloading of high-quality music, videos, and photos from a PC, the Internet, digital video recorders (DVRs), or network-attached storage (NAS) devices to the TV or other media player devices using a remote control · real-time browsing of online multimedia content from media players throughout the house The reference design leverages the Nexperia PNX1502 media processor to render the most popular and emerging digital media formats. Its robust software enables easy

Network TVs or DMAs make rich content and applications available on televisions throughout the house.

· Software designed to DLNA 1.0 DMP
guidelines ensures cross-product interoperability

parallel/serial TS component CVBS S-Video camera ITU656 HDMI line in SPDIF RGB/ITU656 FPG/VPI/ITU656

component I2S CVBS S-Video HDMI ITU656


Widescreen HD LCD TV


Nexperia PNX1502


line out Dolby Digital, DTS






SPI 802.11 a/b/g SD CARD SLOT Included Optional

TRANSCEIVER 802.11 a/b/g


Conceptual reference board layout

navigation and playback of large collections of media and applications. Manufacturers can tailor display and media processing functions to differentiate appealing players with various feature sets and price points.The reference design can also be integrated into a television with direct support for the display’s native resolution. Exceptional picture/video quality The reference design utilizes the PNX1502's advanced image and video enhancement capabilities to deliver exceptional picture quality on LCD displays. State-of-the-art

motion-adaptive de-interlacing with optional edge detection and correction eliminates the need for an external chip to support progressive output. An on-chip graphics engine accelerates high-speed 2D graphics. An integrated TFT LCD controller enables direct output for integration into LCD and plasma TVs and supports display resolutions up to WXGA TFT LCD. For generating high-quality video on internal or external displays, the PNX1502 handles high-definition video scaling, linear and non-linear aspect-ratio conversion, antiflicker filtering, brightness control, and a long list of video quality enhancements.

Media player

Media RUI Middleware API



User Interface

Playback/ Streaming MediaSpace HTTP/1.1

UPnP Logging/ Diagnostics GENA SSDP System abstraction API SOAP



OS Drivers A/V codecs Reference design hardware platform Reference design software architecture


Robust media player software The reference design includes a complete, production-ready, binary media player software from Mediabolic, Inc. Optimized for a lean-back experience, the player’s UI lets users browse music, photo, and video files and access a wide variety of applications from a PC or the Internet, such as sports scores, news, and weather reports— all at the touch of a remote control. Available separately from Mediabolic, media server software enables media players to access content stored on a PC, NAS, DVR or other server devices.The server application aggregates media content sources into one unified directory before presenting it to the user on the TV screen. Media player and server applications support the UPnP standard, adhere to Intel® Networked Media Product Requirements (NMPR) specifications, and are designed to DLNA guidelines. Premium content playback is enabled by support for DTCP-IP and WMDRM10-ND.

Software customization and development tools Media player software is fully customizable, with a flexible UI skin system and middleware plug-in API for personal, OEM, or third-party feature extension. It includes input and display support for international languages. Mediabolic offers software customization services as well as a Source Code Software Development Kit (SDK) enabling developers to extend the UI or any other aspect of the reference design software. Mediabolic, Inc. Mediabolic is a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for connected entertainment products. Mediabolic technologies can be embedded in products such as TVs, set-top boxes, and NAS devices, allowing consumer electronics and PC manufacturers to extend and differentiate their products. Mediabolic technology uses a standards-based open architecture, enabling customers to ship award-winning solutions across diverse platforms to the consumer market. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic is located in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit

Technical Specifications
Reference design Hardware Reference board; remote control, cables Software Media player production binary Documentation User guide, schematics, Gerber files Reference board Media processor Nexperia PNX1502; TriMedia CPU Memory 64 MB DDR SDRAM (2x32) Flash 32 MB NAND Flash PCI/XIO bus 32-bit, 33-MHz TV codecs Philips SAA7104, encodes PAL or NTSC up to 720p or 1080i Philips SAA7118, decodes PAL or NTSC Audio codecs Philips UDA1334 encoder Philips UDA1361 decoder Connectivity miniPCI slot and card for 802.11 a/b/g SPI slot for 802.11a/b/g; Philips ISP1560 Hi-Speed USB host controller Ethernet 10/100 PHY Storage HDD IDE and SATA headers portable Flash SD and Compact Flash slots Video I/O input CVBS, S-Video, HDMI, component output CVBS, S-Video, component up to 720p or 1080i, DVI, HDMI up to WXGA (1280 x 768 60 Hz) Audio I/O Display I/O User interface line in, SPDIF in, line out, SPDIF out 18- or 24-bit, RGB LCD interface 8-bit microcontroller for front panel keys, RC

Supported media formats Video decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (SP,ASP), DivX-3/4/5,WMV9, AVC/H.26 Video encode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (SP), DivX video Audio decode MP2, MP3, Dolby Digital ®, AAC,WMA9 Audio encode MPEG-1 L2, MP3 Image decode JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG Networking TCP/IP, Ethernet, 802.11x Software and interoperability DRM DTCP-IP, WMDRM10-ND Standards Designed to DLNA 1.0 DMP guidelines; UPnP AV 1.0 Media Server, Control Point Meets Intel NMPR 1.0 specs; Intel eXtending Remote Technology (XRT) 2.2 Languages input and display English, Western European display other unicode languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean,Thai, and Arabic

Use of this product in any manner that complies with the MPEG-2 Standard is expressly prohibited without a license under applicable patents in the MPEG-2 patent portfolio, which license is available from MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 Steele Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80206. Mediabolic is a registered trademark and the Mediabolic logo is a trademark of Mediabolic, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Dolby Digital is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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